John Paul Jones Comments on Led Zeppelin Reunion
After months of speculation, John Paul Jones has publicly commented on the possibility of a Led Zeppelin reunion. When asked about another Led Zeppelin show during a Q & A session at the Mansons Guitar Show, the bassist said the following:
As you probably know, Jimmy [Page], Jason [Bonham] and I are actually rehearsing and we’ve had the odd singer come in and have a bash. And as soon as we know—-which we don’t—-we will let you know. But, we really hope that something is going to happen soon because we really want to do it and we’re having a lot of fun, actually, just rehearsing. Jason is tremendous…he’s really taking chances. He is a very brave manevery other drummer in the world was watching him thinking [at the reunion show] that could have been me. Hes creative and really fun.
We really want to do something and Robert [Plant] doesn’t want to do this sort of thing, at least for the moment. I don’t really know what his plans are. He is touring with Allison [Krauss] as you know. He really doesn’t want to make loud music anymore, as we do. I mean, I love acoustic music, but it doesn’t stop me from turning something up. And what we’ve done so far sounds absolutely fantastic. When it does come, it will come, and you’ll know about it.
Plant has spent the past year touring with Krauss in support of their roots-inspired hit, Raising Sand. After wrapping up his tour with the bluegrass singer, he plans to take a few years off from touring. It’s both frustrating and ridiculous for this story to continue to rear its head when all the musicians that surround the story are keen to get on with their individual projects and move forward, he recently said in a statement. I wish Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham nothing but success with any future projects.